Oakton's Crinigan lands top Spalding® pitcher honors

Colorado Springs, CO – After guiding Oakton (IL) to its first-ever national championship, Alex Crinigan has been named the 2018 Spalding® DIII Pitcher of the Year.


  • Position: RHP
  • Class: sophomore
  • Hometown: Hampshire, IL

2018 Statistics

  • 12-2 record, three saves
  • 98.1 innings pitched
  • 3.02 ERA
  • 107 strikeouts
  • 9.79 strikeouts/game
  • .215 batting average/against

2018 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA DIII Baseball First Team All-American
  • 2018 NJCAA DIII Baseball World Series champion
  • NJCAA DIII Baseball leader in wins, strikeouts, and innings pitched

Oakton Head Coach Bill Fratto on Crinigan

“Alex Crinigan has been great for our program. He has worked very hard to accomplish what he has achieved this past season. He is a great leader and always wanted the ball in key situations. He is a coach’s dream and I am so be proud to have had him in our program. Winning the national championship is a dream season but the dream started with Alex Crinigan taking the mound as an Oakton Owl.”

Up Next for Crinigan

  • Undecided

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